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noun 
  1. An act of stretching.
I was right in the middle of a when the phone rang.
To say crossing the street was brave was quite a stretch.
  1. The ability to lengthen when pulled.
That rubber band has quite a bit of stretch.
  1. A course of thought which similarly diverts from 'straight' logic
  2. A segment of a journey or route.
It was an easy trip except for the last , which took forever.
  1. (baseball) A quick pitching delivery used when runners are on base where the pitcher slides his leg instead of lifting it.
  2. (baseball) A long reach in the direction of the ball with a foot remaining on the base by a first baseman in order to catch the ball sooner.
  3. A length of time
He did a 7-year in jail.
Translations: 
  • German: Strecke
    (trans-mid)
  • Spanish: trecho
    (trans-bottom) to be checked
verb (stret, ch, es)
  1. (transitive) To lengthen by pulling.
I stretched the rubber band until it almost broke.
  1. (transitive) To pull tight.
First, the skin over the frame of the drum.
  1. (transitive) To get more use than expected from a limited resource.
I managed to my coffee supply a few more days.
  1. (transitive) To try to make too much of.
To say crossing the street was brave is stretching the meaning of "brave" considerably.
  1. (intransitive) To lengthen when pulled.
The rubber band stretched almost to the breaking point.
  1. (intransitive) To extend one"s limbs or body in order to stretch the muscles.
I woke up, yawned and stretched.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: strekken
  • French: distendre
  • German: strecken
    (trans-bottom) (trans-top, try to make too much of)
  • Italian: tendere
    (trans-mid)
  • Spanish: estirarse

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